Original Wisdom ( is committed to protecting your personal information and web-based data in accordance with applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). This includes any information you tell me about yourself, as well as anything I learn by having you as a student.

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) explains what personal data we collect about you when you use my websites or at events and how I uses that personal data. It also explains the rights you have in relation to that personal data.

How we collect personal data

All the personal data we collect comes directly from you, in a number of ways. These include:

• when you provide your phone or email directly to me at an event,
• when you purchase event tickets or items from the Bhakti Bazaar shop,
• complete forms we provide to you for retreats and events,
• make a report or notification about our services,
• contact me by phone, email, or communicate with me directly in some other way (such as social media).

Your Personal Details

Your privacy is important to us and as such we will not release your personal details to any other organisation or third party.

What Personal Data Do we Collect and How do we Use it?

• Name (first and surname) – to identify who you are
• Email – purely to communicate with you directly/personally, about a specific event or when opted-in on my newsletter. For my newsletter emails are stored on MailChimp and emails are created and sent using that programme. You have the option to update your email preferences or unsubscribe at any time and there is an easy link for this in all newsletters sent.
• Postal Address – for sending items bought from the shop
• Telephone Number – for direct contact about specific events
• Yoga Experience and Special Requirements (such as health conditions and dietary needs) – when attending events and retreats where this information is needed to provide you the best support and care for your experience at the event/retreat.

Purpose of processing: we use your information to communicate with you. This is also for internal administration and operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.

Categories of data processed: we use all of your personal information relevant for carrying out the actions you request as well as for internal business administration and operations.

Legal basis of processing: Our legal basis for collecting this information from you is that it is in our legitimate interest to use your personal information to ensure we are providing you with a service that is the best and most relevant for you as well as to respond to any requests you make or feedback provided about the service that I deliver.

Data storage period: we review data annually to ensure that it is still relevant and necessary. Data shall be kept for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is being processed.

Your rights

You have the following rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you:

• Your right of access – If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your personal information and, if so, provide you with a copy of that personal information.
• Your right to rectification – If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified.
• Your right to erasure – You can ask us to delete or remove your personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it, you withdraw your consent, we are unlawfully holding your personal data or we should erase your personal data to comply with applicable EU law.
• Your right to data portability –You have the right to obtain personal information you have provided us with.
• Your right to object – You can ask us to stop processing your personal information, and we will do so, unless there is a legitimate reason not to.

Changes to this privacy policy

This Policy will be amended from time-to-time if I make any important changes in the way we collect, store and use personal data. We recommend that you check for updates to this Policy from time to time but we will notify you directly about changes to this Policy or the way we use your personal data when I am legally required to do so.

To contact us with any questions about this policy, or to access any information we have about you, you can contact us using the contact form.